Boehner ‘not concerned’ about job as Speaker, focused on ‘doing the right thing’

“I’m not concerned about my job as Speaker,” Boehner said in a Capitol press conference. “What I’m concerned about is doing the right thing for our kids and grandkids. And if we don’t fix this spending problem, their future is going to be rather bleak.” 

His comments come as he faces division in his conference about how far to go to reach an agreement with Obama to avert year-end tax hikes and spending cuts. While some Republicans have said the House should agree to higher tax rates if Democrats accept deep spending cuts and entitlement reforms, many conservatives have balked.

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